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Midnight at Yahoo

Mary Buffett | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

Thus far, Yahoo's stock price is way above its benchmark when she arrived. She moved quickly to become the face of the tattered brand. She ordered everybody back to the office, which was a smart move. Some of the early acquisitions, like Tumblr, have raised the right kind of eyebrows. So why aren't there Champagne corks popping over in Sunnyvale?

Europe's New Google Rule Has Many Americans Angry And Confused

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA and TOBY STERLING | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Europe's moves to rein in Google — including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say...

6 Ways Social Media Is Doing More Harm Than Good

Dianna Booher | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
Dianna Booher

In the next 10 years, social media as we know will go the way of the 8-track tape, disposable camera, and fax machine. And I can't say that I'm sad.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Roads, Suing for Climate Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 22 2014 How unusua...

This Is Your Brain On Mobile

Jeremy Vandehey | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Jeremy Vandehey

An Apple a day keeps the doctor away. An Apple every 20 seconds... well... that's too many f*cking Apples.

Move Me With Marketing

Ting Ting Yan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Ting Ting Yan

As marketers, no matter how time-pressed we are, we need to hold ourselves up to the standard of finding an insight and having that be the core for everything else.

The Biggest Worry About Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Will technology and science that make our species more transhuman be used to create a deeper divide in society for the haves and have-nots?

Nest Recalls 440,000 Smoke Alarms

AP | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Government regulators on Wednesday said that they have approved Nest Labs' plans to fix a feature in its smoke alarms that could pre...

TechView: Linus Torvalds, Inventor of Linux

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Though he prefers to tell people he was named after the "Peanuts" character, the truth is he was named after Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize-winner.

What's Really Wrong With Google?

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

Computers can do amazing things, but Google's algorithms are about exciting as grandpa's decrepit old shovel caked with dried up -- manure.

Google Critic Killed in "Ironic" Car Accident: Struck by Google Street View Vehicle

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 07.20.2014 | Comedy
Dr. Robert Epstein

Prominent research psychologist and author Dr. Robert Epstein, age 60, was killed yesterday afternoon by a Google Street View vehicle while crossing Front Street in San Diego, where he has long resided.

The Mediaquake Has Gone to Space (Thanks to AT&T Buying Satellite TV Provider DirectTV)

Frederic Guarino | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology
Frederic Guarino

Google, Facebook and Apple, our Silicon Valley dynamic trio, are going to wake up a bit groggy from this deal and will regret to not have strayed from their core businesses a bit.

How Much Freedom of Speech is Too Much?

William D. Cohan | Posted 07.19.2014 | Technology
William D. Cohan

We're are at a crucial moment where the ability of technology to permit instant, unvetted and unfiltered commentary is running head-first into the justified concerns of those whose reputations can be torn asunder unfairly by it. It's a conundrum for sure and one that needs some serious sorting out.

Evil in the Database of the Beholder

David Sable | Posted 07.18.2014 | Business
David Sable

"Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things." So said the legendary David Ogilvy many years ago. But that was before the advent...

Solar Freakin' Roadways Electrify Clean Energy Generation (Video)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As the once far-fetched idea of "solar roadways" gains a huge convoy of supporters -- from the US Department of Transportation to Google to the Times of India to even Fox News -- a new video aimed at the millennial generation is set to go viral again, according to clean energy advocates.

You'll Waste Your Whole Day On This Rubik's Cube Google Doodle

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology

Expect workplace productivity to plunge today as everyone who ends up on the Google homepage -- basically, everyone -- starts playing with a digital R...

One Of The Highest Profile Tech Battles Is Ending

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility unit have agreed to dismiss high profile U.S. patent litigation against each other over...

Anyone Can Find Your Personal Info Online, Right Now

Russ Warner | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Russ Warner

Your personal information is constantly bought, tracked, and sold. There is no way to deny the use and sale of personal data. To prevent future incidents, use extra caution when sharing personal information.

Why I, Like Mr. Dopfner, Fear Google

Carlo De Benedetti | Posted 07.15.2014 | World
Carlo De Benedetti

Let me make it plain: I fully share his view when he writes that "We are afraid of Google", expressing very clearly his many-faceted reasons for doing so, and speaking out against the forced nature of doing business with the search engine of Larry Page, Sergei Brin and Eric Schmidt: "Our business relationship is that of the Goliath of Google to the David of Axel Springer."

For-Profit University's Super PACs Could Tap Into Tech Industry Wealth

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity A for-profit university bankrolled by prominent tech firms and co-founded by futurist Ray Kurz...

The Right to Rewrite Your Personal History

Mark Weinstein | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

On May 13, the ECJ rained on Google's anti-privacy parade by ruling that people can ask Google to delete sensitive information from its Internet search results. On the surface, you would think that online privacy advocates would refer to this court decision as the shot heard round the world -- only it's not and here's why.

Google Is Out To Prove How Diverse Its Employees Are

AP | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is planning to release statistics documenting the diversity of its workforce for the first time amid escalating ...

Google+ Is Very Much Alive -- Here's Why

Matthew Rappaport | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
Matthew Rappaport

Did you hear the one about Google+ being dead, walking dead, on life support, in a coma, finished, going away, and kaput?

Google's Already Being Asked To Kill Links People Don't Like

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is already getting requests to remove objectionable personal information from ...

Tomorrow Could Be the Beginning of the End for Net Neutrality. You Should Be Worried.

Al Franken | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Al Franken

There's not one Internet for deep-pocketed corporations and a separate Internet for everyone else -- there's the Internet, and it belongs to all of us. That's the way it's always been. And that's the way it should continue to be.